Steinberg Dorico Notation Software

Music Gear Review: Steinberg Dorico Notation Software

For both Macs and PC’s, Steinberg Media Technologies Dorico notation software is professional scoring software for composers, arrangers, engravers, copyists and educators. Its ease of use and single-window user interface are the first features you’ll notice about Dorico.

Besides its ability to work entirely in open meter or to freely rebar existing music, Dorico allows composers to experiment freely with musical ideas, including seamlessly inserting music within an existing passage, or change the durations of existing notes and have correct notation produced automatically.

The application also provides capabilities for project management, unlimited number of staves and movements, sections or pieces within the same project. Dorico facilitates the creation of various score layouts with independent page size, staff size and system layout all powered by a desktop publishing layout engine.

Other features include: virtual instruments with more than 1,500 sounds, input via computer or MIDI keyboard, and import and export in MusicXML, MIDI and graphics formats. 
Dorico comes with HALion Sonic SE (VST Instrument) and the entire HALion Symphonic Orchestra library. The full version of Dorico sells for $579.99 MAP. There will be educational and cross grade pricing available.

BARRY RUDOLPH is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine.